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What is the Major Arcana?

A tarot deck has 78 cards. The cards are divided into sections, which makes learning them easier because the section a card is in shapes its meaning. The sections are: Major Arcana (22 cards) Minor Arcana (40 cards) Court Cards (16 cards) This article focuses on the Major Arcana. The Major Arcana cards are usually […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 1

This month the Llewellyn Tarot blog will feature a series of articles exploring the Fool’s Journey using Rachel Pollack’s Alternate Major Arcana Spread, found HERE. The Fool’s Journey was coined by Eden Gray. The Fool card is said to journey through the Majors in order, gaining spiritual wisdom and learning lessons along the way. As […]

Ethics by the Majors

This article was inspired by an idea I learned from Mark McElroy almost a decade ago. It is based on his technique What Would the Majors Do described here: http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/572 I was thinking about Tarot and Ethics. I was also thinking about how, if you lay the Majors out in three rows of seven (not […]

The Llewellyn Tarot

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke wrote a lovely foreword to The Llewellyn Tarot Companion. Allow me to quote a bit here: The tarot is the universe hidden in a secret book of cards. The universe is both “out there” and “in here.” As above, so below. The Llewellyn Tarot deck is the result of five years of […]